Deadline Extension for the Android Developer Challenge

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Deadline Extension for the Android Developer Challenge

Postby cabernet1976 » Tue Jan 29, 2008 4:01 am

Hello Community,

Quang Nguyen released a note in Google's official Android-Developers-Blog that the deadline for challenge-submission was extended one month. The final deadline for the first ADC is now April 14th 2008 (2008-04-14).
Nguyen is also promising "...significant updates to the SDK..." Google will release in several weeks. These updates are said to enable developers to take advantage of new UI and API enchantments. Why developers have to wait another "several weeks" for the next update remains unknown.

The full updated time-line:
April 14, 2008 (2008-04-14): Deadline to submit applications for judging
May 5, 2008 (2008-05-05): Announcement of the 50 first round winners, who will be eligible for the final round
June 30, 2008 (2008-06-30): Deadline for the 50 winners of the first round to submit for the final round
July 21, 2008 (2008-07-21): Announcement of the grand prize winner and runner-up

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Postby res » Tue Jan 29, 2008 6:32 am

Thanks for posting, another month is a LONG time.
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Postby raquibulbari » Tue Jan 29, 2008 12:11 pm

i didnt like extending time
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Another 1½ months of pain and agony

Postby Steel » Tue Jan 29, 2008 1:00 pm

So, Google extended the deadline to April 14th ... just like that. :evil:
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Postby plusminus » Tue Jan 29, 2008 1:50 pm

Hello Steel,

why such bad feelings :?:

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Postby Steel » Tue Jan 29, 2008 2:03 pm

Well, we've known about this contest since late November. You psyche yourself up to do the job of a one-man army for a given period of time ... and work like crazy to meet this deadline.

And then suddenly Google comes along and says 'All your hard work was a waste, because we know a lot of slackers who need more time - so we'll accomodate them in order to get as many entries as possible'
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Postby droid12 » Tue Jan 29, 2008 3:24 pm

I'm with raquibulbari. I'm a bit surprised and more than a little upset that they changed the date. Any time you work on a project you make trade offs based on the amount of time you have. Adjusting the date at this point will help some and hurt others. Everyone knew the rules - changing them at this point is not fair.
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Postby Steel » Tue Jan 29, 2008 3:33 pm

I've been posting in this thread: http://www.anddev.org/android_developer ... e-t10.html

Maybe you can merge them, plusminus?
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Postby blackice » Tue Jan 29, 2008 11:04 pm

Steel wrote:Well, we've known about this contest since late November. You psyche yourself up to do the job of a one-man army for a given period of time ... and work like crazy to meet this deadline.

And then suddenly Google comes along and says 'All your hard work was a waste, because we know a lot of slackers who need more time - so we'll accomodate them in order to get as many entries as possible'


I agree.
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Postby plusminus » Wed Jan 30, 2008 12:36 am

@Steel :arrow: Posts merged :)
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